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reform are coming under fire from both sides of the aisle. hello. i'm uma pemmaraju. america's news headquarters live from the nation's capitol starts right now. ♪ ♪ >> uma: we begin with the newscast with news of a developing story, information on that massive manhunt underway in idaho. this, after amber alerts across the west coast are raising new concerns for the safety of 16-year-old hannah anderson. her alleged captor, 40-year-old jim dimaggio shifted to a remote part of the state where the two are believed to be trekking through the wilderness. this news as authorities confirm that a second body found inside dimaggio's burnt california home is now identified as that of hannah's 8-year-old brother ethan anderson. earlier in week, her mother's body was also found inside that house. will carr is following the latest development on this story and is joining us live now from l.a. will? >> reporter: hi, uma. this manhunt started monday in southern california and expanded very quickly. now it's zoned in to an isolated very mountainous area of idaho. now let's backtrack to wednesd
again. that america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. gwen: how dangerous is al qaeda? >> this is an ongoing process. we are not going to completely eliminate terrorism. gwen: how frosty are things with russia? >> i think there's always been some tension in the u.s.-russian relationship after the fall of the soviet union. gwen: and how frosty are things with congress? >> we're not in a normal atmosphere around here when it comes to "obamacare." gwen: these issues and more will follow the president as he leaves on vacation. we take a look with doyle mcmanus of the "los angeles times." martha raddatz of abc news. and alexis simendinger of realclearpolitics. >> award-winning reporting and analysis, covering history as it happens, live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week with gwen ifill." corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we went out and asked people a simple question -- how old is the oldest person you've known? we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us ha
, hang on. the average payer, the average 30-year mortgage in america right now because of the change in the interest rates, as we have kwan tative easing forever is paying $174 per month. as middle class incomes have dropped $5,000 give or take depending on where you are in the country these are the realities people face. and a program that's been going on for 30 years, since the a-corn sittins of homeownership for people who frankly, may not be able to afford that home. >> i have so many things to say. first i went with a realtor for an open house. this was an middle class home. over 500 people showed up. we obviously have it here in southern california. more people trying to purchase homes than there are homes to purchase. secondly, when you talk about the president, it is not his job to create jobs and i find it funny -- >> what? >> always want less government. it is not the president's job to create jobs. >> really! >> it is the private segtor's job to create jobs. they had plenty of opportunities with the bush tax cuts and they didn't. and additionally the republicans were not e
america news headquarters, i'm arthel nevil. hundreds of local and federal agents standing out near cascade, idaho looking for missing teen hannah anderson where alleged murder suspect is believed to be hiding. they say he abducted hannah after killing the mother and burning down the house. last night they confirmed the hannah's brother was also found in the home. >> state department planning to reopen one of closed embassies across the middle east and north can africa. they were shut down because of an al-qaeda intercept message. embassy in yemen will remain closed as well as the consulate in xoen due to a separate threat. i'm arthel nevil. now back to "cavuto on business". i will see at 6:00 eastern alongside gregg jarrett. >> neil: losing money fast. what is the incidents between telling those guys and journalist guys. >> because the journalists think they are doing god's work. that is different standard where everybody is economically tied together. >> neil: do you think they are stupid or arrogant? >> arrogant is a better word. the incidents between newspaper people and academi
rest of america is on vacation. but he said that he supports them and he has confidence in them. that means a lot to them. i know you're breathing hard. >> no, no. >> but he's talking to them and says i have confidence in you and you will continue to be supported by me. that's an important thing for the intelligence community to hear. >> may i throw this in there? >> i'm so darn tired of the president hide behind the patriot act. the patrioting at, patriot act. this is the patriot act on steroids. >> that is not the patriot act. it was passed with certain parameters and they're right here. we talked about them. i'm surprised the fisa -- >> that can be monday. >> you know something? your pal that you love so much darrell issa -- >> my pal. >> -- after three months of investigation, he has not come up with one single solitairy evidence. >> why don't you come up with something juicy? this is not very hospitable. >> you kiss him more than anybody else. >> they've got the trail leading all the way to a high-level washington attorney -- lobbyist/attorney. >> i'm getti inting yelled at
development in the irs scandal. hello. i'm kelly wright. welcome to a new hour inside of "america's news headquarters. >> we are glad to have you here today. i'm jamie colby. it has been three months since we first learned about the tax agents targeting conservatives and official in charge of the cincinnati office of the center of the storm just got a promotion. tell us more, elizabeth. >> the woman getting promotion is cindy thomas. she is a 35-year veteran of the risk and in charge of overseeing the exempt organization's office in cincinnati. at the time conservative groups were unfairly treated. now she is the senior technical adviser for the direction of exempt organizations and she will fill sharon's position. she was once a close adviser to l lerner, first agent to acknowledge wrongdoing and remains on paid administration i have leave. today marks the anniversary of the irs scandal, congressional hearing transcript reveals tea party groups are still getting extra scrutiny. unidentified irs agent reveal it is agency has yet to come up with a new guidance to judge the tax status for
have a right to housing? is it our job to provide a home for every person in america? >> these are aspirational things that the government should be working to do to help the private sector help all people get in homes. we should be working together, a these are aspirationm and things we should be doing. but the fact is going back to the same economic policies that got us in this mess in the first place isn't going to do it. >> that's what got us in the housing bubble. >> the same government policy is government intervention. we're going to more intervention. there are two ways to deal with people through trade, which is what the investors are doing and what representative ellieson wants to tax and through force, which is what taxes are. >> we'll leave it there. >> good discussion. wayne, last thought. >> yeah, 1831, believe it or not, alexis de tocqueville said when the congress understands that they can bribe the people with their own money, it will mean the end of the republic. >> there you go. way to end the segment. good job, wayne. coming up, democrats, once sla
presidential campaign he saw political advantage in telling america that the terror threat had been mittgated and now that he is responsible for protecting the country he admits it has not. >> as though the americans care about the organizational structure of al qaeda, what they care about is whether al qaeda can still kill americans. >> who is ho is there cte? >> the hierarchy of the chain of command is not that interesting to average measures. they want to know if we are still threatened by them and it sounds like of course we are. >> here is some hard facts for you much the state department released some numbers a few weeks ago that showed that al qaeda and the arabia peninsula had about 200 fighters. since our drone attacks have unfolded, they are now to about 2,000 fighters. they have increased in strength and size. we don't know if they had anything to do with the terror threat. we don't know if ho they arrested. and if the 18 of 19 embassies will be. we have no idea. >> we do know the language the president uses to describe these threats is shaped by political concerns. his political c
collaborating deeply. >> why shouldn't they? america is so weak. why should they not collaborate, as they have against american interests? >> fannie mae and freddie mac on the way out? we will see. >> for too long, these companies were able to make that knowing that if they went bad, taxpayers would be left holding the bag. >> the president imposed restructuring, proposed restructuring.fading out fannie mae and freddie mac. housing is doing well. fannie and freddie is profitable. as of next month, they will have paid back about 146 billion of government loans.>> the president was disingenuous there. these folks made all of these this money. we encourage them to do that. they were pushed to do it. they pushed the money out the door to do it. barney frank, god bless him, they were the ones that pushed fannie mae and freddie mac to do this. >> they backed 90% of new mortgages? >> that they should not have. they were buying this stuff up. >> what happens if they go away, fannie mae and freddie mac? >> they should. >> what if they do? >> the problem is they will have to phase of government support,
this law is going to do? so much of the rest of america. >> that's right. also, for republicans, simply stand up and say, look, you know, this -- this is going to be terrible for everyone else. we should have to live under this, too. put pressure on democrats and their staffs to live under it because that may, in fact, cause a couple of -- rethinking about just how much this -- whether or not we should keep this law in place. >> so is there any -- way to challenge this other than politically in congress? i mean, if this is a unilateral interpretation, executive interpretation, the administration is doing, can anybody do anything? any standing to sue? >> i don't think so. this is -- this is relay political issue and -- it is a good one for republicans, i think, because -- look, they have had a lot of trouble changing the affordable care act. here is an issue where -- democrats looking out for number one might be willing to go along. >> sign on to it. this would create an opening for them to make other changes in the law. perhaps ask for a year's delay. and implementation, for example. >>
did you think of the metaphor that he used when he was -- should america trust the nsa and what they're doing? he compared to it doing dishes. >> that was no good. he struggled when he goes off the cuff sometimes. he was talking about the elephant with the legs. it was a lot of things. i was like, that was not the most effective metaphor. the point is that we do need more information about this and i'm glad that he put forth four things. whether or not you agree that those are the best four ways to tackle this, at least they're trying. >> but brad, let me ask you this. he goes over the surveillance programs. these new measures. there are four of them. a lot of jargon in there. i feel like this is somewhat of a relief because you avoid some of the more visceral, immediate problems in the united states. one i keep talking about is gas prices. the pipeline, these are things he doesn't have to talk about and i know people get tired of hearing about benghazi? what about benghazi? we have one question and then the irs scandal which is huge. he gets a pass on all this stuff. >> he does. but
of money and a lot of other perks that most of america doesn't. wouldn't it be interesting to look at what congress does get. congress gets vacation. 239 days this year out of washington. of course, that's not all vacation. it includes work in their district. but, it's a lot of time away from washington, isn't it? something i personally would prefer they do more often. get away from washington. that's where all the troubles start. compare that to the average number of vacation days for us mere working citizens. eight days. that's eight days. i mean, that's not fair, is it? how about all the money. congress's base salary, $174,000. the rest of us mere citizens, we make on average just over $45,000 a year. and did i mention the perks? a free car for crying out loud upper house members. free flights almost anywhere and a free membership to a top-scale gym. the rest of us have to deal with the average price of gasoline that comes in about $3.60 a gallon now. it's going down. so that will improve for us. congress still won't have to worry about it. average airline ticket prices, $379. an averag
into america illegally has become the victim. someone who has been able to live off the system, put the kids in the school, obviously live better re than they could in their own home cou become the victim. this citizen victim, the undocumented citizen victim that somehow details of turned and we have to treat this whole thing with kid gloves. one of the reasons we have not been able to come up with any sort of comprehensive agreement as we are not being honest. someoneommitted a cri. they have done enough to redress that, that's one thing. they are not citizens, but we would like to fix that. neil: the same thing that drives us to want to double the minimum wage. the hike may be, but had troubling not. becomes a laughingstock. to even p pursue how you pay for that or even fixing the illegal immigration mess, how you pay for that. all lost in the sauce. >> political correction gone amok. just really amok. no one is thinking -- really the narrative wholeheartedly the president believes that there is so much money in this country that there should be shared wealth. neil: you are we afraid of de
in our current efforts to keep america safe. let's understand it. that does not mean a reporter should go to jail, but the context is, there is a responsible press by and large. i certainly respect that.i support the press shield law. we have to find a better way to stop leaks of material that compromise our sources and methods. >> i want to move onto another subject that is very big and important. that is drone strikes and the future of our war on terror. it has all been predicated on the authorization to use military force after 9/11, which identified our enemy as al qaeda. jay, you gave a major speech in oxford last year looking toward the future. but i am hung up still on the phrase, associated forces. who are the associated forces of al qaeda who are our enemy right now? >> well, you are correct that for the last four years while i was in office, the interpretation that we adopted in the executive branch referred to al qaeda, the taliban, and the associated forces. that was an interpretation of the executive branch that was endorsed by the courts specifically to include the concept o
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